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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 07:02 PM

Gov. Tom Wolf orders all Pennsylvania businesses that aren't 'life-sustaining' to close, will enforc

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Gov. Wolf has announced that all but “life-sustaining” businesses in Pennsylvania must close by 8 p.m. Thursday as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.
The governor had previously asked nonessential businesses such as salons, gyms, theaters, and entertainment venues to close. Under the new order, life-sustaining businesses that may continue physical operations include gas stations, farms, health care facilities, and transit systems, according to the Wolf administration.
The order applies to the city of Philadelphia, which previously had been allowed to impose and enforce its own restrictions.

Read more: https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/spl/pennsylvania-shutdown-lifesustaining-businesses-tom-wolf-shut-down-20200319.html

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Reply Gov. Tom Wolf orders all Pennsylvania businesses that aren't 'life-sustaining' to close, will enforc (Original post)
VMA131Marine Mar 19 OP
Efilroft Sul Mar 19 #1
getagrip_already Mar 19 #2
flibbitygiblets Mar 19 #3
mwooldri Mar 19 #4
Polybius Mar 19 #5
VMA131Marine Mar 19 #7
BumRushDaShow Mar 20 #17
RobinA Mar 19 #8
appalachiablue Mar 19 #6
Harker Mar 19 #11
appalachiablue Mar 19 #13
Harker Mar 19 #14
Rebl2 Mar 19 #9
DrToast Mar 19 #10
Harker Mar 19 #12
christx30 Mar 20 #15
VMA131Marine Mar 20 #16
BumRushDaShow Mar 20 #18
durablend Mar 20 #19

Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 07:07 PM

1. Beer distributors are defined as life-sustaining.

Thank goodness. I'm drinking the good stuff if I have to stay home.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 07:28 PM

2. according to the list, traveler accommodations are not exempt - hotels must close?

That's gonna have an impact for sure.

Well, at least people who get stranded can buy a good bottle of booze and drink it on the streets.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:11 PM

3. Every state needs to do this yesterday

and people need to stay home

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:14 PM

4. Well, I'm out.

Glass manufacturing is not life sustaining, so the glass plant in Carlisle will be shutting down. Unless my employers find alternative freight I might be doing nothing real soon.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:33 PM

5. How about mechanics?

Would they be able to stay open?

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 09:26 PM

7. Doesn't sound like it, if car dealerships have to close.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 06:56 AM

17. No - the car repair is exempt

and almost all dealers have some sort of repair service.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:01 PM

8. Yes, I Believe

auto repair shops are on the open list.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:45 PM

6. Banks? For those not fully online

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:02 PM

11. A friend's bank is going drive-up only...

or inside transactions by appointment.

That's one bank in Ellwood City. Yours may differ, of course.

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Response to Harker (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:18 PM

13. Thanks, good to know

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:24 PM

14. You bet.

Best to you.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:02 PM

9. Grocery stores?

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:22 PM

10. Definitely open

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:08 PM

12. I'll be working.

Pharmacies are open.

I'm the youngest cashier at 61, so we're feeling as though we're in the danger zone.

If I go down, I hope it's for something important, not because a symptomatic sugar addict can't lay off the damned King Size Reese's Pieces for a little while.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:45 AM

15. Game Stop has said they consider themselves essential, so they are refusing to close.

They aren't even providing cleaning supplies to their employees. Their employees are being instructed to ignore law enforcement when ordered to close. Reason $873 to never shop there ever.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:05 AM

16. They are ordering their employees to IGNORE law enforcement?

I would not go that far out on a limb for my employer. Are they offering bail and legal services to employees who get arrested? I kind of doubt it.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 07:08 AM

18. Don't worry. They'll get 'em.

They all need licenses to operate in a state and here in PA, they'll just pull their licenses.

https://business.pa.gov/register/registering-with-pennsylvania/

Here in Philly, the nation's largest mall owners ("Simon Property Group" ) had one mall that was defying the closure and our mayor Jim Kenney - literally during his presser a couple days ago after being informed that the Philadelphia Mills Mall was still open - publicly said that he was sending the police and Licenses and Inspection to the Mall to shut them down. Within minutes of them hearing that, the started hustling people out of the stores.

Philadelphia Mills Mall Closes After Defying Order
Philadelphia Mills mall in Northeast Philly closed at 7 p.m. Wednesday after the city asked the police department to shut it down.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mills mall in Northeast Philly closed at 7 p.m. Wednesday after the city asked the police department to shut it down. The mall remained open despite a city order that nonessential businesses need to shut down by Monday to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

City officials criticized the mall Wednesday afternoon.

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/philadelphia-mills-mall-closes-after-defying-order

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Response to christx30 (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:27 PM

19. They need to be pushed out of business

Sorry for the employees but they company is completely deserving of bankruptcy for acting like a total ass.

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